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I have a creamy, thick, sticky discharge from my vagina not

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I have a creamy, thick, sticky discharge from my vagina not experienced before. What could this be?
JA: How long have you been dealing with the issue? Are you in any pain?
Customer: No pain. I believe in the last 2 weeks or so.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: Oh I also forgot to say that there is some itching towards the front of the vagina and it is an unpleasant smell. Nothing else pertaining to this issue before beyond fibroids in the past now removed.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 months ago.

What is your age?

Are you exposed to unsafe sex?

Since when is the discharge?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
age - 62
Normally practice safe sex using a condom
This discharge I believe is about 2-3 weeks
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I am concerned because the odour is unpleasant and I now have to wear a panty liner that I have not had to do since by hysterectomy 12 years ago.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Your message said he is available for online conversation yet I am still getting the message that he is not available for conversation but is for online conversation.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I am assuming now that he is not available at all as I am getting the same message over and over again.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Perhaps someone can let me know when he is likely to be available to continue this online conversation.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Please do not bother call the mobile as I wont' be in the position to take that call as a member of my family will be using my phone. I prefer at this time to continue with the online conversation. If and when it resumes.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 months ago.

This is likely to be a yeast infection. The other possibility is bacterial vaginosis which gives an unpleasant smell.

You may try over the counter Monistat cream and probiotics. If these do not help, you may need the following;

1) Yeast culture.

2) High vaginal swab.

Causes of vaginal discharge are;

Cervical ectopy
Foreign bodies, such as a retained tampon
Vulval dermatitis
Non-sexually transmitted infection

Bacterial vaginosis
Candida infections
Sexually transmitted infection

Chlamydia trachomatis
Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Trichomonas vaginalis.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 months ago.

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